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Landmark of Castro Urdiales...

Just a short stroll from the Iglesia de Santa Maria is this impressive Castle and Lighthouse... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2018
Bath, United Kingdom
lovely landmark

Once again this feature stands out on the seafront and makes a lovely photograph with the bridge in... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Just a short stroll from the Iglesia de Santa Maria is this impressive Castle and Lighthouse commanding views over the stunning coast and town and a Roman Arch/Bridge thrown in for free! There appeared to be an elevator for access, although we did not go...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank K2683GRlc
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Once again this feature stands out on the seafront and makes a lovely photograph with the bridge in the foreground. Well worth the effort of taking a pleasant stroll to view it.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank annlemas55
Reviewed March 10, 2018

The castle and lighthouse can be seen from all along the sea front and make a pleasant backdrop to the Roman Arch. The castle was completed in 1163 and lighthouse first operated in November 1853. The original plan was for the castle and church to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank nnmercman
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Looks really lovely at night when it is lit up, it can be seen for across the town and is a real landmark

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cindyjack
Reviewed August 17, 2017

A lovely wander down the harbour to the castle. The castle has been renovated and is a really nice spot with good views over the sea and harbour areas. Some interesting statues and relics - but as with lots of places in this area, very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank peetajohn
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Good option even on a damp day as lots to do. We took the metro to San Mames followed signs to terminus in 100metres and caught half hourly bus along coast to Castro Urdiales . Great town ,boats unloading mackerel , fishermen past and present...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank indigor
Reviewed November 10, 2016

After visiting the Iglesia de Santa Maria, we headed for the castle. There were no fees at all. The structure of the castle was there, offering many views over the city, but that was all. Even though this castle looks monumental, it isn’t comparable to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a cool old castle overlooking the port. Definitely worth seeing. Inside was a small collection of artwork which we didn't find to be all the entertaining. Spent about five minutes here. We were disappointed that we didn't get to see more of the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank jbrums
Reviewed July 26, 2015

Dating back to the 12th century, it's architecture is simple, yet imposing with it's pentagonal shape and cylindrical corner towers. From the castle are wonderful views of the sea, the port and the town. Within the compound there is a lighthouse built in 1853. This...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank Bob P
Reviewed June 15, 2015

Church was closed. Ok ok I should have checked opening times in advance. The castle / lighthouse was given over to an art exhibition. Mildly interesting but I would have liked some information on the history, architecture, anything, in English ..... or German, or ???...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank dave s
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